Casualties as Galthie cuts France Six Nations squad to 31
Number 8 Gregory Alldritt is back in the France squad as Fabien Galthie named his finalised 31-man Six Nations training group. La Rochelle forward Alldritt was removed last week so that he could have an injury examined but he’s once against included in the squad.
Yesterday the LNR and the FFR decided that they would reduce the squad from 37 to 31 players as to set up a viable bubble to avoid COVID-19 contaminations.
While Alldritt is back in, there have been major omissions elsewhere.
The trimming meant at least six players had to be cut and they now include prop Uini Atonio, , prop Hassane Kolingar, lock Swan Rebbadj, back rows Selevasio Tolofua and Francois Cros, centre Julien Delbouis and winger Donovan Taofifenua.
Virimi Vakatawa, Camille Chat and Thomas Ramos are out through injury. Cameron Woki, who replaced Alldritt, was able to hang on to his spot in the squad, apparently beating Tolofua to a place. Prop Dorian Aldegheri has also won a spot despite missing out on the earlier 37-man squad. Peatu Mauvaka has also been added at hooker, replacing the aforementioned Chat, who will miss the Six Nations opener with a calf injury.
? Le staff des Bleus a sélectionné 31 joueurs pour le Tournoi des @SixNationsRugby 2021 !
Premier match samedi prochain à 15h15 contre l'Italie ??
— France Rugby (@FranceRugby) January 31, 2021
FRANCE 2021 SIX NATIONS SQUAD
FRONT ROW: Dorian Aldegheri, Cyril Baille, Pierre Bourgarit, Georges-Henri Colombe, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Mohamed Haouas, Julien Marchand, Peatu Mauvaka
SECOND ROW: Killian Geraci, Bernard Le Roux, Baptiste Pesenti, Romain Taofifenua, Paul Willemse
BACK ROW: Gregory Alldritt, Dylan Cretin, Anthony Jelonch, Charles Ollivon, Cameron Woki
SCRUM-HALF: Baptiste Couilloud, Antoine Dupont, Baptiste Serin
OUT-HALF: Louis Carbonel, Matthieu Jalibert
CENTRE: Gael Fickou, Arthur Vincent, Pierre Louis Barassi
WINGERS: Damian Penaud, Teddy Thomas, Gabin Villiere;
FULL-BACK: Anthony Bouthier, Brice Dulin
Updated: 31-January, 9.12pm
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